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Preparing for Dental Implants in Aurora, IL

January 9, 2020
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Posted By: Prairie Dental Care Staff
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If you’ve decided on dental implants in Aurora, IL, congratulations! Dental implants are a fantastic investment in your smile and your oral health, and you will benefit from your implants for many years to come.

Before you receive your dental implants, however, it’s essential to prepare, so you know what to expect. Dental implants are a sturdy, durable, and long-term treatment option—they are not a quick fix or a “placeholder” until you get a permanent restoration. Because dental implants are so stable and will be in your mouth most likely for the rest of your life, it can sometimes take a little legwork to get your smile ready. 

Physical Preparation for your Dental Implants

As you prepare for your dental implants, our Aurora, IL dentists will work with you and determine if you need any additional cosmetic or general dentistry treatments leading up to your implant placement

Dental implants require a sufficient amount of healthy jaw bone, but often, patients don’t have enough natural jaw to secure their dental implant posts. If this is the case for your smile, don’t feel discouraged—we can usually work around the problem. Dr. Wang or Dr. Ma will most likely recommend a bone graft, which is a procedure where we will stimulate your jaw to grow new bone by transplanting small amounts of bone into the area. If you need a bone graft, your mouth will need to heal for several months after treatment before we begin placing your dental implants. 

Mental Preparation

We do not place dental implants in one visit. It takes your body time to accept the artificial implant material and for your jaw bone to fully integrate with the implant posts. The most crucial part of dental implant preparation is arguably the mental preparation—you need to go into your treatment understanding that it will take an average of three to six months before you will have a new smile. When we place your dental implants, we want to get things right the first time, and we want them to last forever! 

Start Treatment Today in Aurora, IL

When you’re ready to start your treatment for dental implants in Aurora, IL, contact our dentists at (630) 907-0330.

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